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  • 151.
    Wigren, Maud
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Hållbart ledarskap: En studie av den psykosociala arbetsmiljön hos chefer. Är det någon som tänker på chefernas psykosociala arbetsmiljö?2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the right conditions for conducting sustainable leadership and investigating how the managers of current company look at their psychosocial work environment.

    To investigate the purpose, a qualitative method has been used, where interviews formed the material for data collection. The interviews were conducted using a semi structured interview guide; the material was then transcribed to ease the analysis work.

    What does it mean for leaders to work with sustainable leadership? Through the leadership´s influence on motivation, dedication and achievement, it is of great importance for sustainability development efforts. In addition to their daily duties, a manager must that the staff is in place, attend meetings, take responsibility for employees having a good working environment. The demands of today´s managers and leaders are increasing, but do they have the knowledge they need to run a sustainable leadership?

    The results show that the managers of the organization I have visited to some extent work in a sustainable way, without being aware of it. Problem areas identified by respondents, however, are time shortages, stress, high workload and burnout.

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  • 152.
    Wilhelmson, Lena
    et al.
    Department of Education, Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Moström Åberg, Marie
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Backström, Tomas
    School for Innovation, Design and Technology, Mälardalen University, Sweden.
    Köping Olsson, Bengt
    School for Innovation, Design and Technology, Mälardalen University, Sweden.
    Enabling transformative learning in the workplace: an educative research intervention2015In: Journal of Transformative Education, ISSN 1541-3446, E-ISSN 1552-7840, Vol. 13, no 2, p. 219-238Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to discuss the potential of an educative research intervention to influence the quality of the learning outcome in the workplace as interpreted from the perspectives of adult learning theory. The research project was designed as a quasiexperimental, mixed-methods study. In this article, quantitative survey data were taken as the point of departure, and qualitative data were used for the purpose of analyzing aspects of learning. An educative research intervention may support a transformative learning quality when the manager and employees have to deal with severe difficulties, and they succeed in doing so by sharing responsibilities and having the strength to engage in the development process in the workplace. It is possible to support transformative learning in the workplace through an educative research intervention that encourages managers to educate themselves and their employees to think and act in new ways, aiming at integrated autonomy, increased interaction, and learning.

  • 153.
    Ybrahim, Rawan
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Kränkande särbehandling i arbetslivet: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om hur kränkande särbehandling uppstår i organisationer med utredningsfokus2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to investigate why victimization occurs in organizations and to create an understanding for how working groups perceive faktaundersökning (a Norwegian investigation method for victimization). The method used is a qualitative interview study in which three investigators and three clients of the investigation method faktaundersökning were individually interviewed. Three reports from the investigations has also been analysed and later used in the result. Four different cases in three different organizations has been investigated for this study in total. The study shows that all organizations had an insufficient working environment with multiple factors that were the underlying cause of the emerge of victimization, bullying and conflicts. These factors were later able to be categorized as; communication, leadership and roles, organizational structure and culture, policies, understanding and values. The study thus showed that the individuals who performed the negative interpersonal actions were the result of an insufficient organizational and social work environment. Furthermore, the study showed that the respondents experienced the faktaundersökning as dry, direct and hard to go through for both the different parties, but also the working groups and the organizations. The study showed that it is important that all parties are offered emotional support as soon as possible in order for the parties to feel fairly treated and thus become more willing to cooperate in the investigations. According to the respondents, trust and impartiality between investigators and the parties were an important aspect for the investigation to generate in such a true result as possible, where the right of reply plays a crucial role in the legal certainty of the investigation.

  • 154.
    Åteg, Mattias
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Andersson, Ing-Marie
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Rosén, Gunnar
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Change processes for attractive work in small manufacturing companies2009In: Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, ISSN 1090-8471, E-ISSN 1520-6564, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 35-63Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article originates from research in interaction between researchers and companies in a network, which has led to an increasing awareness among managers on issues such as reasons behind difficulties in attracting competent labor. Particularly, attention has been directed toward the importance of work environment improvements that increase the attractivity of industrial work. To deal with such challenges, for more than 5 years a number of small engineering companies, with research support, have been engaged in change processes based on the concept of attractive work. The purpose of the article is to develop knowledge and understanding for how small engineering companies can create more attractive work. One goal is to make it possible to draw conclusions about the employees’ experiences of changes in the attractivity of industrial work. Efforts in this direction have been conducted through work environment assessments (before and after the changes) and through administration of a questionnaire. The results show that it is possible to analyze how employees experience changes in the attractivity of work. This is most interesting from the perspective that the results can be used for assisting further improvements.

  • 155.
    Palm, Kristina (Speaker)
    Karolinska Institutet; KTH.
    Öppen föreläsning: Vägar till ett hållbart digitalt arbetsliv2018Other (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Kristina Palm kommer att samtala om konsumtionen av mänskliga resurser inom arbetslivet och hur vi kan forska om samt utveckla och stärka hållbara arbetssystem för ett mer hållbart arbetsliv.

    Kristina Palm, disputerad vid KTH, studerar i sin forskning hållbart arbete och är från 2017 projektledare för forskningsstudien "Vägar till ett hållbart digitalt arbetsliv" som finansieras av AFA Försäkring.

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